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Absentee Landlords

There are many Cities and Towns dealing with properties owned by out-of-state property speculators (absentee landlords) that have purchased commercial buildings and have left them vacant for years and not invested in repairs or redevelopment. Towns like Florence are constantly doing battle with the owners over upkeep of the commercial building exteriors, paint, broken windows, […]

Fixing up the Town

Commercial property owners can have half the cost of improving their facades covered up to $7,000, and half of a new sprinkler system paid for up to $15,000, by grants from the town’s new Redevelopment Area Improvement Program https://www.pinalcentral.com/florence_reminder_blade_tribune/news/florence-offering-business-owners-grants-for-facades-sprinklers/article_1d8164d6-d642-5019-a02c-ebc3b74c3b20.html?fbclid=IwAR19tHILPyEGvzhPNdHoLC4zqmpayApcB1tp5WlajGllvO-uAZ84QSoL8pM

Inaugural Business & Community Excellence Awards Criteria

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Inaugural Business & Community Excellence Awards on January 31, 2020! The best businesses and citizens of greater Florence will be honored that evening. Below are the criteria and descriptions for the awards. We hope to see you there! The chamber awards committee will nominate three to [...]

New Chamber Chapter

Dear Valued Chamber Members: Larry Johnson, our Executive Director, has informed us that he’s moving on to a new and exciting chapter in his career.  We are grateful for the leadership he has provided to the Greater Florence Chamber, and we wish him success with his new endeavor.  We have reached many milestones under his […]

How It All Began

Founded in 1866, Florence is the 6th oldest non-Native American settlement in Arizona. With its location just south of the Gila River, early citizens re-dug the abandoned prehistoric canals of the ancient Sonoran Desert People and used them to irrigate their fields. That, combined with its situation on fertile flood plains, established Florence as an […]

Things to Do in Florence, Arizona

Feb. — Annual Florence Historic Home Tour — Experience history at a fun-filled perennial favorite Feb. — Annual Classics & Customs Car & Bike Show — Old rides, fancy rides: See it all at this event April — Historic Florence Arts and Culture Festival — A two of Arts and Culture takes the stage on […]

2019 Florence Spring Car Show

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Classics & Customs Car & Motorcycle Show on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is an organization dedicated to promoting business and helping professional people partner with government and community leaders. We are the economic and community development […]